I just watched last night’s episode of Chuck . For a show that I just got done praising as “the best show on television”, it has certainly fallen far from the tree with one glaringly ridiculous episode. ATARI FOUNDED BY A JAPANESE MAN?! Are you kidding me?!!
What self-respecting American nerd makes that mistake? Did this show suddenly get taken over by morons? The Big Bang Theory is now my only hope for a show about nerds, for nerds, by nerds.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love Chuck. I just wish they’d stop falling into the same damned Hollywood trap that so many shows have in the past: if your core demographic is going to be people that like nerds, make sure you have a nerd on staff to fact-check everything. Believe me, they can even fix your ridiculous plot hole wherein you hide a code in the “kill screen” of an arcade game that is timed to a song by Rush. Seriously? Who thinks of this?
I gotta give ’em credit for one thing. Best. Trash talk. Against Zune. EVER.